Belief/Faith

Sally Jane Priesand

Sally Jane Priesand

Name: Sally Jane Priesand Date: June 27, 1946 Nationality:  American Born in: Cleveland, Ohio Role: Rabbi Articles: Grace, France. “Nation’s First Female Rabbi Retiring,” CBS, June 9, 2006. Zauzmer, Julie. “‘I not only envisioned it. I fought for it’: The first female rabbi isn’t done yet,” The Washington Post, May 24, 2016. Websites: Nov. 25, […]

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Angela Warnick Buchdahl

Angela Warnick Buchdahl

Name: Angela Warnick Buchdahl Original Name: Angela Lee Warnick Date: July 8, 1972 Nationality: Asian-American Born in: Seoul, South Korea Role: Rabbi Articles: “Cantor Angela Warnick Buchdahl – the face of the modern Jew,” Jewish Times Asia, September 2008 Lombardi, Kate Stone. “RELIGION; Defining Judaism, a Rabbi of Many Firsts,” New York Times [Religion], July […]

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Alysa Stanton

Alysa Stanton

Name: Alysa Stanton Date: August 02, 1963 Nationality: African-American Born in: Cleveland, Ohio Role: Rabbi Note: She is the first black, female rabbi Articles: Friedman, Emily. “Alysa Stanton Becomes First Female Black Rabbi,” ABC News, May 21, 2009 Kaufman, David. “Introducing America’s First Black, Female Rabbi,” Time Magazine, June 06, 2009 Sterling, Joe. “A black […]

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Regina Jonas

Regina Jonas

Books: Klapheck, Elisa, and Toby Axelrod. 2004. Fräulein Rabbiner Jonas: the story of the first woman rabbi. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Silverman. 2013. Edith Stein and Regina Jonas: Religious Visionaries in the Time of the Death Camps. Acumen. Websites: Berger, Andrew R. “Honoring Rabbi Regina Jonas and Judaism’s Pioneering Women Rabbis,” Hebrew Union College Jewish […]

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Paula Ackerman

Paula Ackerman

Name: Paula Ackerman Original Name: Paula Herskovitz Date: December 7, 1893 — January 12, 1989 Nationality: American Served at: The Temple Beth Israel Role: Rabbi Location: Meridian, Mississippi Note: She is the first woman to perform rabbinical functions in the United States Articles: Schwartz, Shuly Rubin. “From Rebbetzin to Rabbi: The Journey of Paula Ackerman,” […]

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